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Common Misconceptions

“I have to meditate for hours on end to practice mindfulness…” While meditating is an important part of mindfulness, it is not the only way to practice being mindful. The great thing about mindfulness is that it can be achieved through a range of activities, such as: 

  • Yoga 
  • Focused, intentional breathing
  • Leisurely 10-minute walk 
  • Chair Yoga 

“Mindfulness is too hard for me to do and it won’t help me…” The great thing about mindfulness is that there are many ways for individuals to practice it. How one person practices mindfulness may not be the same way another person practices. Finding what form of mindfulness works for you is an important part of enjoying the benefits of being mindful. Focused breathing exercises and meditation are ways to reduce stress in daily life, and can be completed nearly anywhere. 
It is important to remember that everyone has the ability to practice mindfulness. 

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